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S3 alloy Mirror 'refurb'... Anyone done it?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by grr666, Dec 8, 2012.

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    [Dec 8, 2012]
    So, here's the idea...

    I'm having my OE alloys refurbed next year probably in shadow chrome.
    I like the wheels but not the colour, as my S3 is black I want to darken them
    down a bit but still keep them kinda silver.

    I was thinking of getting the same place to do my mirror casings in the same finish.
    Has anyone else done this and if so any pics please.
    Thanks :)
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    something like this?

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    I was more interested in whether someone had done the mirrors,
    I was originally thinking of vinyl wrapping them but I thought the 'refurb'
    would look nicer and a bit more OE
    I have an idea of how the wheels will look already thanks to photoshop.


    Lovely car by the way :icon_thumright:
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    mate those are not original S3 mirrors... i had my original black ones resprayed to match the colour of the alloys and the grill, also had the front lip and rear diffuser sprayed too
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    S3 mirrors arent alloy they are painted plastic arent they
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    I'm pretty sure they are alloy, they always feel as cold to the touch as the bodywork
    As far as I know it's one of the special details that set the S3 apart from the other A3
    variants like the oval exhausts. they may be alloy coated plastic but there's definitely
    a metallic quality to them and they aren't just painted I'm sure of that.
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    S3 mirrors are plastic sprayed silver. I had a set on mine which I took off to sell as they were prone to getting nicked.

    Only the 8L S3 mirrors were proper metal.
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